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Slowpoke: a voyage through nuclear fallout in Chernobyl
Slowpoke is a new travelogue-style play, created and performed by local dancers Billy Marchenski and Alison Denham that recounts their unique experiences during a trip to the Chernobyl...
Jun 10th, 2013
After Japan's earthquake and tsunami, a shift in values
How to help the tsunami and earthquake victims? Before we can support each other, or at the same time, we need to heal ourselves, says one Japanese consultant.
Mar 8th, 2012
Scandals of Fukushima
A look back at how the Japanese government repeatedly misinformed its public about the dangers of radiation from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Feb 14th, 2012
Thousands of cancers, or none? We may never know the fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster
Ordinary rates of cancer are so high that thousands of cases from Japanese disaster may fly under the radar.
Nov 20th, 2011
Earthquakes and hurricanes: nature's fury unleashed in 2011
Today, Alaska was hit by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake and Argentina by a 6.4 earthquake. This year, Mother Nature has been relentless in punishing every corner of the world. Apocalypse,...
Sep 2nd, 2011
Inspectors check West Coast fish for radiation from Japanese nuclear meltdown
No problems expected, although radiation has been found in trace, acceptable amounts in past tests, experts say.
Aug 20th, 2011